Tuesday, 7 May 2013


Zesty baked salmon and lentils

200g cooked puy lentils
2 spring onions,trimmed and finely chopped
8 whole olives,pitted and finely chopped
juice and zest of 1 orange
2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
2 large handfuls of fresh basil
4 fresh salmon fillets

Put the lentils into a bowl and add the spring onion,olives,half the orange juice and zest and half of the oil.Finely chop half the basil leaves and add to the lentils and stir until everything is mixed together.Put the salmon fillets in another bowl,add the remaining oil,orange zest and juice.Tear the remaining basil leaves and add to the salmon.Season well with freshly ground black pepper,cover and chill in the fridge for 30 mins.Cut 4 large squares of foil.Divide the lentil mixture between the foil,sit a salmon fillet on top of each and scrunch up the foil to make parcels.Put on the barbeque and cook for 10 mins.Serve.
Spicy halloumi kebabs

1 courgette,trimmed
1 yellow pepper
250g halloumi cheese
275g cherry tomatoes
8 kebab sticks
for the marinade
3 tbsp chilli sauce
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp clear honey
2 cloves garlic,peeled and finely chopped
To serve,slices of fresh bread toasted on the bbq.
To prepare the veg,cut the courgette in half widthways and then slice lengthways as thinly as possible.Deseed the pepper and cut into strips.Cut the halloumi into chunks.Add the courgettes and peppers to a pan boiling water and cook (blanch) for a couple of mins.Drain.Thread a courgette slice onto a kebab stick,then the halloumi and then the other end of the courgette slice,so that it almost wraps around the cheese.Thread the pepper,tomatoes,remaining courgettes and halloumi on the kebab sticks,alternating as you go.Put the marinade ingredients into a big shallow tray and mix.Add the kebabs and spoon over the marinade.Cook the kebabs on a hot bbq for a few mins on each side.Serve with bread.

Sweet honey chicken

1.2kg chicken drumsticks and thighs,skinned
2 cloves garlic,peeled and finely chopped
2 tbsp 5 spice
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp clear honey

Cut slits into the chicken flesh without cutting all the way through.Mix the garlic,5 spice,oil and honey in a bowl and add the chicken.Stir thoroughly and chill for 1 hour.Cook on the bbq for about 35-40 mins or until the chicken is cooked through,sticky and golden